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PNS Daily Newscast - September 18, 2020 


A federal judge slams the brakes on U.S. Postal Service changes nationwide; and we take you to the state 'out front' for clean elections.


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Trump slams the 1619 project on Constitution Day, and Pennsylvania's Supreme Court makes some election changes.

Public News Service - MT: Youth

About 67,000 Montana kids were eligible for free and reduced-price lunches during the 2019-2020 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Africa Studio/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals missed out on those meals when school closed down in March. But a program issuing funds through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is reimbursing parents for those missed meals. Families are rece

Some 30% of Montana high school-age kids say they currently use e-cigarettes, according to a 2019 survey. (Grispb/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana has proposed banning the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes as a way to curb the growing number of young people using tobacco. Applauding Gov. Steve Bullock for his leadership on this issue, Kristin Page-Nei, Montana government relations director for the American Cancer

Public schools on Montana reservations are more likely to have law enforcement on campus, according to a new report. (bartsadowski/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. - Indigenous students are disciplined more often and more severely than their white peers in Montana public schools, according to a new report. The American Civil Liberties Union analysis found Native American students in K-12 schools were arrested six times more often and received out

Montana schools are required to have bullying prevention plans. (soupstock/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – October is National Bullying Prevention Month, bringing awareness to this issue's growing impact on students. According to the 2019 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 22% of students across the state say they've been bullied on campus, and nearly 18% say they've been bullied

Montanans in cities including Bozeman, Helena and Missoula are joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday. (ink drop/Adobe Stock)

MISSOULA, Mont. - Montanans are joining the Global Climate Strike on Friday to demand action on climate change. More than 3,400 climate-strike events are planned in 120 countries. The youth-led movement is to take place in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on Monda

As of Friday, the CDC is looking into 450 cases of a severe respiratory illness that could be linked to vaping. (lezinav/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – As the number of deaths possibly linked to e-cigarettes climbs, health officials are urging people not to use them. State health officials across the country in the past week have connected vaping to a mysterious and deadly illness, and it's prompted the Centers for Disease C

Narcan, also known as naloxone, can reverse overdoses while they're happening. (Gov. Tom Wolf/Flickr)

MISSOULA, Mont. – Montanans on Thursday are remembering lives lost to overdose in Missoula. The organization Open Aid Alliance is marking Overdose Awareness Day with a memorial, overdose response education and lunch to bring members of the community together. The organization also is handi

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends lead levels in drinking water not exceed one part per billion in schools. (Rafael Ben-Ari/Adobe Stock)

HELENA, Mont. – A proposed rule change in Montana would require schools to test for contaminants like lead in their water systems every quarter. The state Department of Health and Human Services originally planned on taking comments until July, but has extended the cutoff to mid-September. S

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